Illinois Valley Striders


IVS News & Updates

  • 06/25/2017 5:47 PM | Bill Holmes (Administrator)

    The Run For Life (7/15) Grand Prix Discount Code is now listed in the Grand Prix Discount Code list.

  • 06/21/2017 9:48 AM | Bill Holmes (Administrator)

    Midnight Mayhem #11 5k - June 23 -Jubilee College State Park

    45th Annual Lincoln-Douglas Run June 24th  - GP Discount Race - 3 Mile or 8 Mile 

    Firecracker 5k Run - Peoria - July 4  ... don't miss this firecracker hot holiday event!

    Run For The Health Of It 5k- Chillicothe - July 8  - $15.00 5k/ $10.00 2 mi Fun Walk - Free 600 m kids run - - includes breakfast - Pearce Community Center benefit - Race shirt available for $15.00 .. USATF Certified 5k Course .. Flat, Fast!

    Cry Me A River (CMAR) Trail Runs - 13.1 mi, 50k, 100k, 100 mi - July 8 - Camp Wokanda .. Tired of flat fast races that are too short and over too soon? This none is for YOU!

    Run For Life 5k - July 15 - GP Discount Race - Metamora .. Metamora Fields Golf Course

    See the Members tab for the Grand Prix Discount codes and sign up NOW for the Grand Prix Races!  Can't find the discount code? Join the Grand Prix Series ... it is free for IVS members, and it is not too late to sign up!  Click in the Grand \prix Series link on the home page.

  • 06/17/2017 7:00 AM | Sue Miller (Administrator)

    = = REMINDER = =


     Less than 3 weeks until race day

       Are you signed up yet ?



    $40 for any of the races - NO processing fee

    2 Mile Run/Walk (12 and Under) - $ 4

    Price increase to $45 (NO processing fee) Monday, June 5th  

  • 06/15/2017 11:00 AM | Sue Miller (Administrator)

    Volunteers needed for the Steamboat Classic Race Expo AND on Race Day

    (less than 3 weeks to the 44th running of the Steamboat Classic)

    Your help is needed at the expo Thursday, June 15th -  Friday, June 16th


    Saturday, June 17th - IVS Gear check and race day packet pick up.

    Visit for volunteer opportunities

    Be sure to pass the word on to family and friends.   All help is greatly appreciated.        

  • 06/10/2017 4:29 PM | Bill Holmes (Administrator)

    IVS Grand Prix Discount codes have been added for the Eureka Heart House 5k & 10k, June 10, and for the Lincoln Douglas 3m & 8m, June 24.  12 DISCOUNTED IVS Grand Prix races remain for 2017.... a potential $60.00 savings!  The IVS Grand Prix Series is a free membership benefit of the Illinois Valley Striders.  Register for the IVS Grand Prix Series HERE  TODAY!

  • 05/20/2017 7:00 AM | Michael Lewellyn (Administrator)

    Come to Running Central on Saturday and see what our Steamboat Classic sponsor Saucony has to offer to help keep you moving. While your there take a pair of Saucony shoes for a test run with our Run309 Saturday run/walk group!!! Spring has sprung, it is time to gear up!!!! See you on the roads and trails!!!!

    Please read the following message from Jeremy our Saucony Tech Rep:

    • -            I will have the Ride, Guide, Triumph, Hurricane, Freedom and Kinvara available for demo during the run or just to try out before or after the run.  Quick talk about footwear before the run.  
    • -           Anyone that demos or just tries on one of the shoes will receive some Saucony swag and be entered into a raffle for a $100 Running Central gift card that will be good for any Saucony purchase!  (I will purchase gift card).
    • -           I will be available to answer any questions about Saucony or walk people thru the Saucony stride lab app.
    • -           I will also plan to bring coffee and Kringle.  (If you have never tried a Kringle, you’re in for a treat).

  • 05/19/2017 6:00 PM | Michael Lewellyn (Administrator)

     We again are paying homage to our founders by celebrating the basics from our grass roots beginning by enjoying a fun run at Shea Stadium(Old Meinen Field). You can run or walk on the track or join us on the historical 4 mile run/walk through Bradley Park. Regardless please join us and celebrate this amazing running club! NO Excuses....It's free and fun!!!

  • 05/12/2017 12:00 PM | Sue Miller (Administrator)




    The 32nd running of the Komen Peoria Race for the Cure is 8:00 AM  = Saturday, May 13.  Volunteer help from the community helps make this huge event a great success.

     Volunteer help is needed for the following activities:

     METRO CENTRE SET-UP Session 1 - Friday, May 12 from 12:00 noon to 4:00 p.m. - Volunteers set up scaffolding, hang banners, etc. 

     METRO CENTRE SET-UP Session 2 - Saturday, May 13 from 5:00 to 7:00 a.m. Volunteers set up start and finish areas, hang banners, etc. 

     FINISH LINE - Saturday, May 13 from 7:00 to 9:00 a.m. - Volunteers provide assistance in the Finish Line Area. 

    COURSE MONITORS - Saturday, May 13 from 7:00 to 9:00 a.m.

    METRO CENTRE TEAR DOWN - Saturday, May 13 from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. Volunteers take down and load all equipment throughout Metro Centre Parking Lot, at the start and finish line areas, etc.  

    To volunteer, contact Philip Lockwood (email: or phone: 657-2478).

  • 05/05/2017 5:00 PM | Michael Lewellyn (Administrator)

    Come help us cheer on all of the runners for this great race celebrating Cinco de Mayo!!!

  • 05/04/2017 12:58 PM | Jason Young (Administrator)

    Since 1988, Central Illinois has been kicking off the summer with the St. Jude Louie Louie Parade and River Jam in downtown Peoria with the sole purpose of raising money for the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

    IVS has a long history of volunteering at this event, and we need your help to carry on the tradition.  We need 7 more volunteers to work one or more hour long shifts between 6:30 and 11:30 pm on May 26th.  The work is easy:  checking IDs and selling beer tickets, and you get to spend time with some great people!

    Please contact Jim McIntrye to volunteer or for more information.

Have a question for IVS?  Please contact us!


Illinois Valley Striders
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Peoria, IL 61650-0069

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